I can't rave enough about Hotel Beacon! It's like having my own NYC apartment. The Upper West side location may seem a little out of the way, but it's a quick and close walk to the 72nd Street subway, whose express trains (be sure you get on one of those and not the non-express) whisked me away to business in mid-town in 5 minutes. Sure, I could stay at a fancy business type business type hotel in mid-town ... be there, done that (and friends are still doing that). Because I'm not in that central location, I save about $100 a night and gain an extra sitting room and mini-kitchen, perfect for extended stays for 4-5 days. Across the street is the amazing Fairways Grocery store, with food literally stacked to the ceiling. And even though there isn't room service (which you know you pay for ultimately in a higher room rate), the coffee shop next door stays open pretty late and delivers! Did I mention the Starbucks across the street?
For you fitness fans, no gym on premises, but Beacon offers a discount at a local upscale gym a block away. And with Central Park so close by, maybe you should treat yourself to some fresh air and local scenery? And there's no Business Center to speak of ... a couple of computers in a converted nook (perfectly fine for checking email and printing boarding passes). I used the wireless daily and found the signal to be perfectly adequate.
But back to the location ... you'll feel like a local in the toney Upper West side. You're within walking distance to Lincoln Center, Natural History Museum, Shake Shack and other cultural delights! I can't wait to stay again. Truly deserving of its Tripadvisor high ranking!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel Beacon NYC, a haven of comfort amid the bustling excitement of New York City. Located on the historic Upper West Side, amid tree-lined streets and landmark buildings, the hotel is a beacon for relaxation. Friendly and accommodating, we offer handsomely decorated, oversized guestrooms and suites. With wonderful views of Central Park, the Hudson River and Midtown Manhattan, the Beacon is the perfect vantage point from which to venture anywhere in New York. And when your busy day is done, you'll have a perfect place to come home to. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beacon Hotel New York City
- Hotel Beacon New York